Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off at TAMU


Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Visit the Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC) website to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month events.

Sep 14- HHM Opening Ceremony | Hispanic Presidents’ Council (HPC)

MSC 2300C | 6-8 PM

Join us in honoring the history of the Latinx/a/o community by attending the Opening Ceremony. We will have cultural performances, booths, activities, music, food and more!

For more info contact: aggiehpc@gmail.com

Sep 17- Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas-Cultural Event | Fiestas Patrias

Downtown Bryan, Tx | All day

A full day festival with music, dance, food, traditions, and education about the Mexican culture. Parade will start at 12pm (noon).

For more info contact: info@fiestaspatrias.org

Sep 19 – Mi Casa Es Su Casa Opening Ceremony | MSC CAMAC

MSC 2406 | 6:30 PM

Mi Casa Es Su Casa is a program designed to assist all students with the transition from high school to college. Students who participate in this program will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff across campus who will provide them with a home- cooked meal and a ‘home away from home’ environment. The Opening Ceremony showcases the benefits of the program through a guest speaker and interactive round table discussion with students and hosts. Mi Casa Es Su Casa celebrates the formation of networks and foundational skills to make it through college all the while breaking bread with Texas A&M University faculty and staff.

Sep 20 – Elaine Mendoza-Selfless Service: Is that a thing? | National Hispanic Institute

MSC Board of Regents Conference Room | 7 PM

A Texas A&M Regent will speak of how she accomplished her success and give helpful tips.

For more info contact: tamucln@nhimail.com

Sep 21 – Howdy World at Aggie Soccer | A&M Athletics

Ellis Field | 6-8 PM

All inclusive event around Aggie Soccer to attract students to A&M soccer. $3 admission for international students who do not have a sports pass. $1 hot dogs available for purchase for all A&M students.

For more info contact: etrimborn@athletics.tamu.edu

Sep 21 – Film & Discussion: Precious Knowledge and Latinx studies at Texas A&M| Council for Minority Student Affairs

MSC 2404 | 7 PM

Precious Knowledge is an educational and political documentary centered on the banning of Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson Unified School District. Learn more about the attack on Ethnic Studies and its impact on a community. Film viewing will be followed by a panel discussion.

For more info contact: carlochunga95@tamu.edu

Sep 22 – LULAC Man of the Year: Rise up, Unite, Defend | Texas A&M Collegiate LULAC

Rudder 510 | 5-7 PM

LULAC’s national man of the year will lecture on the complexities of leadership, with aspects such as “conscience vs. convenience” and “challenger vs. conformist”.

For more info contact: svh285@tamu.edu

Sep 22 – Crawling with Monsters | Interdisciplinary Academic Collaboration

Black Box Theatre, Department of Performance Studies | 7 PM

In 2010, theater professor Eric Wiley from UT Rio Grande Valley and his students collected narratives from children living along the US/Mexico border and wove those narratives into a powerful piece of social justice theater. The researcher-performers from both sides of the US/Mexico border have toured the award-winning piece nationally, enabling a diverse audience to meaningfully connect with the data. Ethnographic theater is an innovative and effective means of leveraging qualitative data to support social justice and human rights discourse.

For more info contact: qdixon@tamu.edu

Sep 23 – “A Veces” (“Sometimes…”) Author Meet and Greet | Hispanic Presidents’ Council

MSC J Wayne Stark Galleries | 12:30 PM

“A veces” is a different kind of narrative that tells the story of Andres and Clara as they make their way to the United States from Mexico while waiting for their mom to meet them in Texas. Throughout their journey they encounter several characters that, without knowing it at the time, will impact their lives forever. “A Veces” is a story of the human spirit and the power of kindness; a story that unites people in a visually appealing and colorful book.

For more info contact: aggiehpc@gmail.com

Sep 27 – Caliente | ALPFA

Rudder Plaza | 6-10 PM

ALPFA at Texas A&M invites you to Caliente, an annual event that brings together a variety of organizations and students in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. As always, there will be free food, live performances, and plenty of time to socialize and dance. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about other Latino organizations on campus, network with peers, and have an amazing time where everyone feels like family!

Sep 28 – Carlos Cantu Latinx Policy Issues in the 21st Century Lecture Series | Carlos Cantu & The Project for Equity, Representation, & Governance

MSC 2405 | 5:30 PM

The kick off lecture for the 2nd annual Carlos Cantu Latinx Policy Issues Lecture featuring Kenneth J. Meier, Professor at the Bush School. Dr. Meier’s lecture will be focus on the Politics of Latinx K-12th Education. This year’s lecture will focus on issues of the Latinx community and the school to pipeline problem by focusing on secondary and higher education and the issues of stereotypes along with immigration, women and the borderlands, and Puerto Rico and the U.S. military.

For more info contact: macalderon123@tamu.edu

Sep 28 – Salsa Fusion Dance Lesson | Salsa Fusion Latin Dance Company

PEAP Building 211 | 7-9 PM

We are inviting everyone to join us for one of our TWO hour dance lessons! Come have fun while learning what latin dancing is all about. NO experience needed! The cost for this event is $10 for non-members!

For more info contact: publicrelations.salsafusion@gmail.com

Oct 3 – Afro-Latinx Identity and Politics in the Age of Black Lives Matter | MSC CAMAC & MSC WBAC

MSC 2300 | 7 PM

Rosa Clemente, a native of the South Bronx, is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced four major community activism tours and consults on issues such as Hip Hop activism, media justice, voter engagement among youth of color, intercultural relations between Black and Latinx, and immigrants’ rights as an extension of human rights. She is a leading scholar on the issues of Afro Latinx identity.

For more info contact: camaceducationdirector@gmail.com

Oct 4 – The History of Hispanic Greeks | Omega Delta Phi

MSC 2404 | 8:30-9:30 PM

Learn about the history, and significance of Hispanic Greek organizations throughout the US. From their origin and traditions to their social and political activism. As we plan the event we’ll try to make it interactive, inclusive and entertaining.

For more info contact: rogelio15@tamu.edu

Oct 5 – HHM Pageant | Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. & Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Rudder 301 | 8:30-11:00 PM

This year Sigma Lambda Beta and Kappa Delta Chi have teamed up once again to hold the 19th annual Hispanic Heritage Pageant. Every year we reward a male and female with a $500 scholarship for embodying what it truly means to be a Latino/a in a friendly competition! Come out and enjoy the event, you just might win!

For more info contact: Manc2755@tamu.edu

Oct 9 – Our Heritage | MAES

Simpson Drill Field  | 4:30 PM

A food tasting event that illustrates the merging between Indigenous people and the Spanish conquistadores.

For more info contact: tamumaes.president@gmail.com

Oct 14 – Sabor De Las Americas | Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.

1300 Turkey Creek Rd, Bryan, Texas | 3-6 PM

We are excited to present our 6th annual Sabor De Las Americas event, in effort to spread Cultural Awareness through the presentation of delicious Latino Dishes from all across Latin America! All organizations are welcomed to participate, or stop by to enjoy some free delicious food!


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